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Finding frames to suit your face

Do you ever wonder why some frames look fabulous on you, and others look a bit ‘blah’? Chances are, you might not be picking the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape.

Finding your look is easy, simply follow our tips below.

What’s my face shape?

First thing’s first, you'll need to work out your face shape.

  1. Pull your hair away from your face and tie it up.
  2. Stand in front of a mirror.
  3. Draw an outline of your face on the mirror using a lipstick or whiteboard marker.

Use the shape you’ve drawn in the mirror to determine whether you have an oval, round, heart or square shaped face.

Using the guidelines outlined below, find out which style best compliments the shape of your face.

Oval face

Your face is longer and your width is proportionally narrow to the length. The area from forehead to your jaw is fairly evenly proportioned.

Best styles: Lucky you! You can choose just about any style, however if you’re concerned with balancing a longer face – go for a wide pair of patterned frames.

Styles to avoid: There’s not too much that you can’t pull off, but some oversized frames may be overpowering for narrow faces.

Round face

The middle of your face is the widest point. The width and length of your face are similar. Your face is closer to a shape of a circle.

Best styles: Angular and geometric frames are striking against the natural curve of your face. Many square or rectangle shapes will suit you including rimless lens styles. Additionally, oversized frames can also help to create the illusion of a smaller face.

Styles to avoid: Circular shaped lenses may not be the best choice as they can exaggerate the roundness in your face.

Face shapes; heart, square, oval, round

Heart shape

Your forehead is broader than your chin, which is narrow in comparison.

Best styles: You’d look best in rounded frames. Think butterfly or cats eye shapes to elongate your face shape.

Styles to avoid: Any styles that run straight across the top. A strong horizontal line can broaden your forehead disproportionately.

Square shape

Your jaw width is similar to the width of your forehead, and your jaw is strong and square.

Best styles: Rounder and softer frames like aviators, small retro round or large round shape or a rounded base cat’s eye style.

Styles to avoid: Strong geometric frames can make your face look more angular.

Just remember that these are only guidelines and that what looks best on you, is what makes you feel confident!